calfless

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

calf (back of the leg below the knee) +‎ -less

Adjective[edit]

calfless (comparative more calfless, superlative most calfless)

  1. Having no or extremely reduced calves.
    • 1903, Rupert Hughes, The Love Affairs of Great Musicians, Volume I, Chapter XV:
      He gained friends elsewhere, and finally settled in Darmstadt, where he still found women's hearts susceptible, in spite of his small, weak frame, his great long neck, and his calfless legs, of which he writes: "And, oh, my calves, they might have done honour to a poodle!"

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